HBO Max’s Love and Death series is set to feature MCU veteran Elizabeth Olsen as its lead star, with the streaming service confirming a 2023 release timeline. And now, an exact timeframe was revealed.
It is unknown if or when Olsen will return to the MCU following her character’s apparent demise in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. The upcoming miniseries will keep the Scarlet Witch actress busy amid her Marvel hiatus.
Love and Death follows the story of how real-life ax murderer Candy Montgomery killed schoolteacher Betty Gore on June 13, 1980. Olsen plays Candy, who is having an affair with Betty’s husband, Allan.
Olsen is joined by a stellar cast that includes Jesse Plemons and Lily Rabe as Allan and Betty Gore, respectively. Patrick Fugit, Elizabeth Marvel, and fellow Marvel alum, Jessica Jones’ Krysten Ritter.
As 2023 is fast approaching, an exciting Love and Death update emerged online.
When Will Love & Death Premiere on HBO Max?
As per HBO Max’s latest tweet, Love and Death is confirmed to premiere on the streaming service sometime in Spring 2023.
Alongside the announcement, a new still of Olsen and Plemons’ characters was released:
Love and Death is written by David E. Kelley and directed by Lesli Linka Glatter.
In October 2022, lead star Elizabeth Olsen spoke about what lies ahead in the HBO Max miniseries.
While admitting that the series isn’t grim, Olsen noted that the cast and crew “were trying to find the humor” in telling the show’s story.
In Love and Death, Olsen plays a murderer in Candy, who is eerily similar to her previous villainous portrayal of the Scarlet Witch in last May’s Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
Olsen opened up about the similarities, saying that she’s simply “trying to understand why people” are pushed to make the decisions they make.
Olsen described Love and Death as “a truly cinematic and expansive world” that made her “build [the kind of] character that I haven’t been able to play in a while, so that felt really satisfying.”
When discussing future projects, Olsen shared that she is interested in exploring “funnier shit,” which is a unique desire considering her previous portrayals that lean more on harrowing psychological depths.